A prescription drug overdose has sent two players of Australia’s National Rugby League to the hospital, says a report in Nzherald.co.nz.
Discover more our news here.
The Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research has released data that in the two years leading up to June 2015, drug use has risen sharply in New South Wales, with cocaine use or possession cases increasing by 50 per cent, reports Kathryn Magann for ABC News.
In its bid to set behavioural standards for its construction sites, the Australian government will be implementing changes to the Building Code, including mandatory drug testing on most Commonwealth-funded building sites, starting October 16, 2015, says an article contribution by Cathy Cato for Sourceable.
If University of Queensland’s Associate Professor Jason Connor and Professor Wayne Hall are to be believed, alcohol is Australia’s deadliest drug, and it should not be overlooked by all the social activism around substance abuse.
Countless people go to jail for drug-related offences. Being in prison, however, doesn’t seem to stop them from indulging in their favourite habit, if a report for The Queensland Times by Adam Davies about continuing drug busts in jails in Ipswich is to be believed.
Decades of antidrug campaigns, and the global drug trade continues to thrive mainly because, says author and journalist Johann Hari, we are completely missing the real issue with drug addiction.
The Rugby World Cup is on, and our very own Wallabies have just struck first blood beating Fiji 28-13 in their tournament opener at the Millennium Stadium on Wednesday.
The government’s campaign against ice may be getting all the attention, but prescription drug abuse is actually killing more people, according to the Australian Medical Association (AMA).